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Li calls for 'golden decade' in Canada-China relations

There should be an understanding that, if China fails to follow through on agreed-upon conditions with respect to any extradited individual, then it can expect no further cooperation from Canada on future requests. "In spite of rain and wind, there is always a clear sky after the rain", Li said. Canada's real GDP contracted at an annualized rate of 1.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2016, largely due to weak exports and the fallout from the Alberta wildfires.

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India's prime minister says Pakistan a haven for terrorism

Beginning his speech in Malayalam, Modi expressed his gratitude towards the people of Kerala and recalled the state's connection with Jan Sangh, the precursor to BJP. They can't manage what they have, and they are talking about Kashmir. "A day will come when people of Pakistan will go against its own government to fight terrorism", he added.

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Dead in Shooting at Mall North of Seattle: Authorities

Sergeant Francis said on Twitter that the gunman had left before the police arrived and that the shopping centre, the Cascade Mall, had been evacuated after the 7:45 pm shooting. "We're still trying to gather as many witnesses as we can to get more information". "Our prayers and condolences are with the victims and their families", a Facebook message read.

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White House Knew of Clinton Private Email

Most of the emails recovered in an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system while secretary of state will not be made available until after the November election under a timetable set by a judge on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported .

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Northern Iowa battles flooding after up to 14 inches of rain

The National Weather Service in Quad Cities states that the Cedar River will rise above flood stage late Thursday (Sept. 22) before falling below flood stage on Friday (Sept. Several downtown bridges may close, and the fire department has been lining up extra boats for water rescues. In a news conference held at Iowa National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters, Branstad said the river is expected to crest in Cedar Rapids on Monday night and in communities south of Cedar Rapids in the days ...

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Nawaz Sharif says Uri attack may be 'reaction' to Kashmir situation

India has blamed the attack on militants from Pakistan. The court will fix the date of hearing next week. Blaming Pakistan for fanning violence in the state, Mr Singh said Pakistan had a narrow vision. Meanwhile, the US India Political Action Committee launched a nationwide effort to help the Indian American community to get the support of their local legislators for the HR 6069 Bill.

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Panthers monitoring protests before game

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a State of Emergency on Thursday. The police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday sparked outrage and violent protests that were entering their third day of Thursday. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. If you take this game away, I think that's just going to continue to add to the stress and add to what's going on in a negative way.

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Scores killed as Syrian jets pound rebel-held Aleppo

There was massive destruction in several neighbourhoods, including Al-Kalasseh and Bustan al-Qasr, where some streets were nearly erased by the bombardment. The offensive coincided with global meetings on Syria in NY, ostensibly meant to revive the truce announced jointly by the United States and Russian Federation on September 9.

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Bombing campaign in Syria kills dozens, demolishes buildings

The attack has drawn on ordnance more destructive than anything previously used against the area, and many buildings have been destroyed, residents say. The aircraft targeted three centres. The war pits Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia, Iran and Arab Shi'ite militias, against Sunni rebel groups, including some supported by Washington , Turkey and Gulf Arab states.

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Juncker Calls for EU Resolve as Bloc Braces for Brexit Talks

Analysts believe Brexit could reduce the EU's military capacity by a quarter as Europe's biggest spending power departs the bloc, unless action is taken to change current defence arrangements. Some EU countries are still grappling with double-digit unemployment rates since the global financial crisis. The EU plans to create a "digital single market" in the EU .

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Ready to manufacture Rafale in India: Dassault CEO

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has signed the dotted line of an inter-government agreement with his French counterpart Jean Yves le Drian here, putting the seal on a deal that originated in the late 1990s. To New Delhi's advantage, the aircraft would come with several India-specific enhancements, including an Israeli helmet-mounted display. With India reducing the number, a multi-billion dollar aircraft contract is still in play.

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Mid East peace 'Quartet' hears from France and Egypt

Taking place Thursday after Netanyahu addressed the General Assembly, where he boasted about his visit this summer to four African countries, the event featured dozens of ambassadors and senior United Nations officials. Netanyahu said that the threat a nuclear Iran poses "is not behind us; it's before us". Later, Netanyahu and Israel's United Nations ambassador, Danny Danon, hosted an event in which representatives of Israel's tech, solar and medical industries presented their innovations to ...

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Philippines president Duterte hurls abuses at EU

As The Washington Post's Emily Rauhala wrote this month, Duterte's drug war has unleashed a "tidal wave of extrajudicial and vigilante killings that is devastating the Philippines". Without directly blaming the government, the European Union lawmakers said they believed Duterte's incendiary public statements encouraged mass murders involving drug traffickers and users.

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Merkel's CDU party inflicted losses in Berlin state elections

In Sunday's vote, support for the Christian Democratic Union dropped to 17.6 percent from 23.3 percent in the last election in 2011, the lowest since 1990. The AfD, founded in 2013 as an anti-euro party, played to voters' fears about the integration of the roughly one million migrants who entered Germany past year.

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PM urges United Nations to send face finding mission to IOK

The Prime Minister emphasized that India must be urged to abide by UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir. Pointing out that the trail of the 9/11 attacks+ had led back to the military garrison town of Abbottabad in Pakistan+, Gambhir said, "The land of Taxila, one of the greatest learning centres of ancient times, is now host to the Ivy League of terrorism".

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UK will trigger EU exit talks in early 2017

Minister for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan made the comments about his boss in a BBC documentary due to be broadcast on Thursday evening. Article 50 starts a two-year countdown on negotiations, so it would need to be invoked by May next year to fit with this timetable.

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Bomb suspect's wife returning to US

Law-enforcement officials said investigators found a bloodstained notebook when he was arrested after a shootout with police in Linden, N.J., on Monday. The FBI has said Rahami apparently was not on its radar at the time of the bombing. Fingerprints also matched the materials found there to Rahami, the complaints said.

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Merkel's CDU loses in Berlin polls

It is only a year until the national election takes place in Germany and if the two latest result are a guide to what the result might be, this is sure to raise pressure on the German Chancellor Merkel and deepen the rifts which already are apparent with her coalition with the Christian Social Union (CSU), raising the question of whether Merkel, Europe's most powerful leader, will stand for a fourth term next year.

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Puerto Rico's Power Outage Enters Second Night

Almost 200,000 of 1.5 million customers had electricity restored Thursday afternoon, after the country went dark late Wednesday following a fire at a power station that knocked out the entire grid, according to officials. But even at some major chains in the capital city of San Juan, the generator has just enough power to turn on the lights in the lobby, while rooms are left in the dark.

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Sen. Ted Cruz back-pedals, now supports Trump

Trump has frequently reminded his Republican critics who are gravitating toward Hillary Clinton or considering sitting out the race that the makeup of the Supreme Court is on the line, and even some of his most ardent skeptics in Georgia say they are backing him primarily because they are anxious about the judiciary's future.

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Russia Rejects Kerry Demand to Ground All Planes in Syria

London-based watchdog the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights described the latest assault as "a large-scale land offensive supported by Russian air strikes". The intensity of the bombardment, which also included artillery barrages and barrel bombings by helicopters, brought new misery to the estimated 250,000 civilians trapped under siege by the army.

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Zika virus: Several people from Northern Ireland treated

As for the reported cases, the CDC number of 95 conflicts with what the Department of Health is saying. However, the department reported they are investigating one of the six new cases to see where that person was exposed to the virus. Utah health officials said the investigation will remain active. Researchers say the virus that is affecting large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean has been circulating in Asia for years but the lineage of the virus in Asia is different to those in ...

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Third-party candidates miss cut for first debate

The Libertarian Party nominee's best chance to impact the 2016 presidential race may well be in Arizona, a traditionally Republican state where he appeals to a group of finicky conservatives who make up part of the party's base. Jill Stein is running for the Green Party , but has not gained ballot access in all 50 states. Johnson has publicly said that being excluded from the debates would doom his campaign.

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William, Kate bring young prince, princess on Canada trip

They are expected at about 2 p.m.to sample the Okanagan's "world-class wine, cheese, and food" and meet with local young people who are learning about potential careers in food and agriculture. Hold the fort down, Prince William! Any piece brought on the trip by Kate would likely have significance to Canada. Kate wore one of the blazers by the brand during her 2011 tour and again at the Olympic Games.

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Clinton Uses Trump's Comments Against Him in New TV Ad

Trump has a slight edge on the question of who is "honest and trustworthy", as 44% of likely voters think he is, while 36% think that Clinton is. "Do we really want someone in charge of our military and nuclear codes who has an impulse control problem?" And Americans are much more likely to say they trust Clinton than Trump to do a better job handling the USA image overseas.

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Jill Stein on debates: Let me in!

There is heightened interest in third-party candidates this cycle, as Trump and Clinton deal with historically low approval ratings. Better news for nervous Republicans comes from the ABC News/Washington Post poll . Sarwark continued, "There are far more than two political ideas among the diverse American people". On the other side, 66 percent said they were dissatisfied with Trump as the Republican pick, including 21 percent of those who plan to vote for him.

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India, France sign deal for 36 Rafale jets

The fighter jets will have state-of-the-art missiles like Meteor and Scalp that will give the IAF a capability that had been sorely missing in its arsenal. The deal could not be signed this January when French President Francois Hollande was the chief guest for the Republic Day because India wanted a better price.

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Marvin Jones leads the way with 85 receiving yards agains the Colts

The Detroit Lions kicked off the 2016 season Sunday with a wild 39-35 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium . Today in Indianapolis , the Lions stormed ahead 21-3 in the second quarter but collapsed down the stretch and fell behind 35-34 with less than a minute left.

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Vijay, Pujara build commanding 1st test lead for India vs NZ

New Zealand had managed to surprise India in the opening two days, but India shot back emphatically on Day three to assert their dominance in the match and when stumps were drawn on an eventful day, India sat pretty with a hefty lead of 215 runs after bowling out New Zealand for 262 in the first innings.

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In Trump/Clinton face-off on Monday, winning over women will be key

The Clinton campaign complained about criticism of the Democratic nominee for not smiling more during the recent commander-in-chief forum on NBC. But Clinton wins by wide margins among those who feel steadiness or improvement in their quality of life.

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David Miliband: Labour 'unelectable' under Jeremy Corbyn

Mr Miliband, who now runs a major aid charity in NY, set out a grim assessment of Mr Corbyn in the New Statesman . "That is only half the story". Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush said: "Does Jeremy Corbyn believe, as he has said publicly many times recently, that the Labour Party will do everything it can to expunge antisemitism from the Labour Party?" Labour's ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) has put off a decision on MPs' demand to be allowed to elect members of ...

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European Union mum on Dutete's 'F-bomb' but maintains Philippines relations good

On Sunday, Duterte asked for a six-month extension for his war on drugs, saying there were too many people involved in the narcotics trade. Duterte, a former mayor of Davao known for his harsh crackdown on crime, won the presidency in May and has promised to suppress crime and wipe out drugs and drug dealers in three to six months.

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Migrant death toll in shipwreck off Egypt rises to 300

Al-Ahram gave an estimate of 400, while private newspaper al-Shorouk said the vessel was carrying at least 300 people. The boat, which had reportedly been carrying hundreds of undocumented migrants of various nationalities, sank Wednesday in the Mediterranean Sea north of Beheira's port city of Rashid.

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Warplanes mount new strikes on rebel-held Aleppo

Aleppo has endured a day of devastating air strikes with at least 45 civilians killed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring body said. The United States and Russian Federation are on opposite sides of the 5-1/2-year-old Syrian civil war in which more than 400,000 people have died and 11 million displaced.

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Egypt arrest four over migrant boat disaster which killed more than 40

Arrivals in Italy this year stood at 130,411, on a par with the 132,000 people who landed over the same period in 2015, said the UNHCR. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said that all possible resources would be allocated to the search and rescue mission.


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